Kolkata: It all started in 2015 when an IIT-Kharagpur boy found the t-shirts sold by his department seniors during fests steeply priced…
YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio – Youngstown State University President Jim Tressel told students at Friday’s Hustle Entrepreneurship Conference that failure happens, but to keep failing. He encouraged them to feed their learning and curb their want to waste time. “I’ve always said that sleep is overrated,” he said.
SAN DIEGO (KUSI) – Local schools have launched on-campus startup incubators and accelerators to encourage student entrepreneurship. Greg Shepard a serial entrepreneur, author, and angel venture capital investor joins KUSI to tell us why San Diego is becoming a hub for student entrepreneurship.
Three University of Michigan students, each having faced and conquered adversity, are leading the way for more young professionals to do the same.
“We want students to see that it’s possible to come from any background and do what you want to do in life,” said Nando Felten, a senior studying mechanical engineering and co-founder of Building Successful Bridges, a student group on campus that helps expose high school students in Detroit to collegiate and career prep.
Turn your innovative ideas into reality at the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Campus Kickoff!
Want to learn about innovation and entrepreneurship programs happening on campus? How about a chance to hear from amazing entrepreneurs like the founder of Icelantic Skis? Or are you in the market to win an Apple Watch? If you said yes to any of these questions, join us at the 2nd annual Innovation & Entrepreneurship Campus Kickoff!
Come early when doors open on Friday, Sept. 20 at 4:30 p.m. for free food, drinks and networking with campus representatives at our Innovation & Entrepreneurship ecosystem fair. Check out their booths to learn about CU Boulder entrepreneurial courses, innovation-specific resources, venture competitions and beyond.
THE WILSON CENTER’S NEW PLAN TO SUPPORT STUDENT ENTREPRENEURSHIP
When Professor J. Montgomery “Monty” Roper, anthropology, became director of the Wilson Center, he decided that his priority would be to fortify leadership, innovation and entrepreneurship within the Grinnell student body. “We were largely focused on soft skills,” Roper said.
Roper worked with his Wilson Center colleagues to develop the Maker Lab, a space where students could develop and build product prototypes. They brought in LeaderShape, a national nonprofit organization that holds a weeklong program in Boone, Iowa each spring where students can develop leadership skills. They developed workshops, including one that bolstered leadership by teaching students how to build empathy through storytelling, and started Pioneer Weekend, a three-day pitch contest where students can win cash prizes for winning prototypes.
Imperial’s most promising student entrepreneurs pitched to an audience of investors and business leaders at London Demo Day.
The event saw Imperial join forces with King’s College London and UCL to showcase some of the capital’s brightest student startups and entrepreneurs to hundreds of international investors.
Business Agenda: Upcoming events of interest to Polk businesses
Founded by the Kauffman Foundation, 1 Million Cups is based on the notion that entrepreneurs network and discover solutions over a million cups of coffee. The free, weekly gathering helps build startup communities on a grassroots level. Entrepreneurs, innovators, funders and other interested community members are invited to attend the gathering each Wednesday from 9 to 10 a.m. at Catapult Lakeland, located in the basement of the Bank of America building, 331 S. Florida Ave., Lakeland. Every Wednesday morning, one or two early-stage startups present their companies to an audience of mentors, advisers and other entrepreneurs. Volunteering for the leadership roles in Lakeland are: Ginny Sigle, Boring Business Systems; Robert Blacklidge, Catapult Lakeland; Christina Graham, Catapult Lakeland; Christin Strawbridge, Catapult Lakeland; David Befus, Central Florida SCORE; Chris McCray, Florida SBDC at the University of South Florida; Melissa Kulp, Florida Southern College; Garrett Secor, Florida Southern College; and Sarah Breed, Lakeland Chamber of Commerce.
The Berkeley Startup Cluster Launches “Berkeley Ventures, Berkeley Values” For More Diversity, Equity and Inclusion among Berkeley’s Innovators
BERKELEY, CA / ACCESSWIRE / September 12, 2019 / The Berkeley Startup Cluster, including the City of Berkeley, Berkeley Chamber of Commerce, Berkeley Lab and UC Berkeley’s top accelerator, Berkeley SkyDeck, as well as other UC Berkeley departments and accelerators, are launching today the “Berkeley Ventures, Berkeley Values” (BV2) initiative to elevate awareness and drive greater diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) in the local tech and biotech industries.
The group will work with local entrepreneurs and companies to encourage them to create a more diverse workforce and get involved in the local community. Finding ways to connect Berkeley’s 350+ innovation sector companies with local non-profits and educational programs that serve students from disadvantaged backgrounds is a top priority for the city.
As a college student transitioning from home life to dorm life, Steven Van Alen was jolted by a harsh reality of campus living — the notoriously uncomfortable mattress.”Students usually have no choice but to sleep on thin, sometimes used mattresses that are provided in their dorm rooms by the university,” said Van Alen. He experienced it firsthand while staying in a dorm at California State University, Northridge, in 2016.